CEN and CENELEC responses to COVID-19 

  • PRESS RELEASE - in response to the coronavirus outbreak, CEN and CENELEC agreed, in collaboration with all their Members and after an urgent request from the European Commission, to make freely available a series of European standards (ENs) for medical devices and personal protective equipment used in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Read our Press Release issued on 20 March 2020

  • CRISIS MANAGEMENT NETWORK - following this work, the CEN-CENELEC COVID-19 Crisis Management Network was established, bringing together national representatives from each Member to facilitate a direct exchange of information between National Standards Bodies and National Committees - a fast tracked response at the European level.

  • FAQs - the CEN and CENELEC Network acknowledged the need for more information and clarity towards stakeholders putting foreign (Chinese) PPE and medical devices on the EU market. To this end, a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) where stakeholders can find, or be redirected towards, relevant information regarding the import of Chinese and other foreign PPE products and medical equipment has been set. 


For more information or questions about the role of standards against COVID-19 and how to contact CEN and CENELEC,
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